Monday, March 30, 2015

The cold

It finally got cold! Hurray for sweaters!

This week went by really quick and was pretty uneventfull besides the baptism. Her name is María José and she is super cool. She is like 21 and had listened to the missionaries forever but when I got here and basically forced her to read the book of mormon and instantly she felt the desire to be baptized. The book of mormon does it once again. She is super happy, her Catholic family isn't but she feels great. 

I am more than excited for conference. I have already bought snacks and stuff. It's going to be good.

Alright, times up. 

Love you all!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Preparing for winter

This week the weather has been slowly changing. The temperature hadn't dropped but it has gotten progressively more humid. Today was the first cloudy day in months! I honestly really missed the clouds. We also found and bought a wood burning stove for our house. Next step is to set it up some how.

A couple days ago a puppy followed us as we walked to an appointment then it continued to follow us for a couple hours. A lot more people gave us their information when we had an adorable puppy with us.

That's basically all that really happened this week.

We had a bunch of people come to church which means we have a baptism on saturday and 3 more in a couple weeks! 

For pday today we are just going to get everything done early and try to get some rest because we are all exhausted. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mi hijo

Well, this week I gave birth to Elder Minson. He's a gringito from new mexico. This week has been pretty fun helping him get use to the mission life. This week we worked super hard and had some cool lessons but at the same time, no one came to church and a couple really cool people that we had been teaching for a while told us not to pass by anymore. That is always a really sad experience. But as always, I have the hope that some day, other missionaries will find them and they will be ready.

On sunday we helped an old lady paint her house. It took a couple hours and when we finished she asked us to do the second coat. We couldn't really say no so we finished the second coat right when we needed to be in our house. But it was a good experience. At one point a bunny jumped into the pan of paint and hopped around the room and painted everything. 

For pday today we decided we were going to make our house the best house in the mission. we called some people and got our hands on a wood stove for our living room. We also got a bunch of cleaning supplies and garden tools and now everything looks spotless. And someone in our ward gave us an oven. I still don't know why, I asked him and he just responded with "because it's for you."

Our new zone is full of a lot of my old friends so whenever we do stuff as a zone, I always come out with a six pack from laughing too much. It makes for a good refresher every once in a while.

Thats about it. Have a good week!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Morning sickness

This morning I woke up with some unexpected morning sickness. Later a got a call that this transfer I'm going to have a kid. A brand new missionary. They get here tomorrow and I'll find out which one is mine on wednesday. Exciting stuff!

I think I commented a little on this last wednesday but this week we witnessed a straight up miracle. Last sunday Luis showed up to the chapel asking to get baptized. We explained that there is a process but he insisted that it be quick. So we decided to get together every day. For some reason he was able to understand everything right away. Lots of things were new to him but at one time he said "because of what I feel when I am here, I will believe anything you tell me." So he instantly left everything bad behind and committed himself to a better life. On Saturday morning he passed his baptismal interview and was baptised later that day. 
Now, this guy has been through a lot trying to leave behind this "heavy backpack" of guilt and feel better but nothing had worked. That's what made it so cool to see him come out of the font with so much less stress in his face. On sunday he was confirmed and told us that he is going to start working towards baptising his whole family.

You never know what will happen next on the mission.

The rest of the week was pretty normal. I bought 5,000 pesos chilenos worth of pens today. I finally snapped from being tired of lame pens. Also, everything is super expensive here so what is 10 dollars here would be like 3 in the states.

Love you all!